Red Lobster is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company also has operations in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. As of May 29, 2011, there are 698 Red Lobster locations worldwide.

Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, was followed by several others throughout the southeast. In 1970, General Mills acquired Red Lobster as a five-unit company. With new backing, the chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.



Red Passion Colada

Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

3 ounces Alizé Red Passion
4 ounces pina colada mix
1 cup ice
pineapple slice, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into 14 ounce glass. Add a splash of Alizé to the top of the drink. Garnish with a pineapple slice on the rim of the glass.

Bahama Mama

Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

1 ounce Captain Morgan spiced rum
1 ounce Bacardi light rum
3 ounces pineapple juice
3 ounces orange juice
3/4 ounce grenadine
1 cup ice
orange wedge, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into a 16 ounce glass and garnish with an orange wedge on the rim.

New Menu Items

Red Lobster New Item: 

  • Sriracha Grilled Shrimp, wood grilled shrimp topped with Sriracha glaze, served with Sriracha aioli, part of the current all you can eat Endless Shrimp promotion, price varies by market.

Availability: Through Nov. 2, 2014

Endless Shrimp

Endless Shrimp Returns to Red Lobster

Starting Monday, September 1st, 2014 Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp, the number one guest requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings with six delicious shrimp varieties.

Guests can enjoy as much shrimp as they like, any way they like, from the Endless Shrimp menu and can even mix and match different preparations. The offer comes with a fresh salad and unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Flavor selections include:

  • New! Sriracha Grilled Shrimp
  • Parmesan Shrimp Scampi
  • Hand-Breaded Shrimp
  • Garlic Shrimp Scampi
  • Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
  • Coconut Shrimp Bites

Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix in Stores

I spotted these at Walmart and decided to give them a try. The biscuit mix is pretty close to supermarket standby Bisquick, with the addition of some buttermilk powder and a good bit more fat added to the mixture. Add some shredded cheese and water to the mix, scoop it out into biscuits, and bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, you melt down some butter, and add the seasoning packet. Once the biscuits are hot out of the oven, you brush the butter on the biscuits. It's a piece of cake all around, and my kitchen ended up a lot cleaner than when I make biscuits from scratch.